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Hello ladies,

I have realised how boring I’ve become – I only buy practical stuff that I need 😦

Have to do something about it. I just feel like in the winer time I have no desire to splurge.

Anyways, let’s get started with my recent beauty haul.

First item I got is thisΒ  hair mask. I have run out of my hair mask a couple of weeks ago, but decided to buy a new one only after I got a haircut on Monday. I have this little tradition, whenever I get a haircut, I always buy some new treatment for my hair after that. So since I have oils, conditioners, heat protection, bla bla bla other stuff from Lee Stafford (that I am obsessed with), I realised I didn’t have a hair mask, so I got this one. It was around $8, which is a great deal, because the bottle is huge.

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Haven’t tried this yet, but I am pretty sure it’s good. I usually use hair mask only once a week, because if I do more, my hair tends to get even more oily. So what I do with hair masks, I wash my hair in the evening, apply the mask on my hair from ears and down to the ends, then I do a very high hair bun (without rinsing the mask), and go to bed. In the morning I rinse the mask, my hair looks very healthy and shiny after this little procedure.

I also got a new face mask. I run out of my Nivea one, so I wanted to try out something new. I found these in Watson’s and because they were very affordable, I decided to give them a shot.

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I have tried all of them. They didn’t break me out, left my skin feeling fresh and matte. If you have combination to oily skin, definitely try them out.

And finally, I purchased this moisturiser, which is amazing and smells yummi

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It really smells like chocolate and leaves my skin super soft. Also, I’ve noticed how great are all the Beauty Formulas products. You can never go wrong with them.

That’s it for my little beauty haul. Hope you guys enjoyed it.

Hugs

P.S. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU! πŸ™‚

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Hi guys,

I have been pretty busy lately, so unfortunately didn’t have much time to blog or shop 😦

Today, however, I realized I bought a couple of things, I wanted to show you.

But first of all, look at this adorable sheep, that my friend Safie bought in Poland. We have this little tradition – whenever my friends or me travel, we always get each other cute souvenires πŸ™‚ So thank you, Safie, this little buddy is lovely!

Okay, for my haul, which was pretty small, I got a new face toner. I was running out of my Nivea mattifying toner, so I wanted to get the new one. I went to Watson’s, but was pretty upset to hear they didn’t have it. Instead, they suggested trying new mattifying toner from a Finnish brand Lumene. It’s twicew more expensive than the Nivea one, but it does the job – keeps my skin matte and looking fresh. Also it doesn’t break me out!

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It also makes my pores so much smaller. Very good toner, definitely try it out if you have oily skin.

Also I got some new brushes, which I am so excited about. Some of them are made of natural hair, some are synthetic, but they are all very good quality!!!

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From left to right:

  • huge eyeshadow brush (I use it for contouring my face)
  • foundation brush
  • eyeshadow brush
  • sponge eyeshadow brush

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That’s it for my little beauty haul. Hope you guys liked it πŸ™‚

Hugs&kisses

Hey guys,

Remember I promised you, I’d do a review on my Prime Time Oil Control primer from BareMinerals? Finally, I am ready to do it. I’ve had it for at least 1 month now, I think.

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I would like to start with the packaging. Some people might think it’s boring, but for me, this kind of packaging ( simple and ‘serious’) is an indicator of a good product. I mean, we all love cute little boxes and bottles, but this is the case when you expect alot from a product, that looks very… mmm ‘professional’, I’d say.

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This is the first product from BareMinerals, I’ve owned, and I’ve been pretty excited about using it. I tried it with different fondations. It didn’t break me out, but it definitely didn’t make my oily skin look matte. It’s VERY moisturising!!!!! The bottle should have said ‘super moisturising for dry skin’ instead of ‘oil control’. And for around 20 GBP I am pretty upset with the product.

Honestly, my foundation looks more fresh without this primer.

If you have combination skin, it might work for you, but for those with oily skin (like mine), don’t waste your money. Instead, I suggest getting Urban Decay’s De Slick Setting Spray. I got their XL version of this product for $20 and I am happy with it. Works great with Maybelline 24H foundation and Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation.

What is your favourite primer or foundation?

Hugs&kisses

Hi,

I literally just opened my last package from Asos. I instagramed the pictures of what I ordered, and thought it would be great to share with you guys πŸ™‚

I didn’t get much, just a couple of items:

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How cute is this little ring πŸ™‚ I love it! It has little crystals and two gold-tone spikes. Also it’s not a single ring, it’s a set of two small rings, that you can wear separately, or together. I got this ring on sale for only $7!

If you are wondering about my nails, they re short again and I don’t know whether to be happy or sad about it… Anyways, they’ll grow back again soon. And yes, I have a new nailpolish from Sally Hansen Salon Manicure. This beautiful dark burgundy/purple, almost black color, is called ‘Pat on the Black 660’. I think it’s very similar to Essie’s ‘Wicked’. What do you guys think?

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Okay, let me just say that I NEVER buy the same things in different colors, except for basic tees (you can’t have too many of those, right), but the moment I saw these beauties, I knew I was going to get more than one pair! Asos offers them in green, champagne, white, coral, blue (remind me a lot of Anna Dello Russo’s collection for H&M) and clear ones. And they are all gorgeus!!!! As you can see I got them in green and champagne, because I think the green ones will accentuate my green eyes, and the champagne wil look cute on anyone with warm skin tone. I must say that white, coral and blue ones will look fabulous on girls with deeper skintones. As for the earings with clear stones, they are not exactly clear, as they have blue, green and pink undertones to them. Very pretty!

As always the quality and design of Asos jewellery is amazing! I got each pair for $14.

Also, I wanted to inform you guys that Asos has a new promo code. 25% off discount for 48 hours. Just enter code HAPPYJAN at checkout. Isn’t that great! πŸ™‚

Hope you guys enjoy the promo code πŸ˜‰

Hugs

Hi guys,

Yep, I got some new stuff from Asos. Everyone knows how obsessed I am with Asos) I’ve been shopping there for almost five years by know. They have lovely highstreet brands there and also they have free international delivery with no minimum spend! πŸ™‚

For a couple of years now, I’ve been into UK highstreet barnds. I find that British people not only have sexy accent, but amazing and unique sense of style as well))

That’s is why shopping is not quite fun for me without checking out such stores as Topshop, Asos (they only have online version) and River Island.

At Asos they offer many Uk brands, that sometimes are very good deals.However, I find that purchasing US brands from Asos is not reasonable – prices are too high most of the time.

Anyways, I almost forgot why I started this post (as usually))))hehe

This time I purchased three items.

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These dogtooth print jeans from River Island I got on sale. The photo is from asos.com if you are wondering.

I find that no other jeans fit me so well as River Island and Mango jeans do. So whenever I want to purchase jeans online I get them from RI (my size is 6) or Mango (I wear 32). They always fit me perfectly.

These lovely pants have gorgeous dogtooth print and they are so soft! Very good quality!

Next thing I got, is this sweater from Oh My Love:

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The sweater was also on sale and they only had one item in stock, so i grabbed it the minute I saw it. I loved the color, shoulder detailing and the fabric – it was said it is 100% cotton! I mean it’s such a trouble to find knitwear without polyester these days 😦

Moving to the part, when I got it, I was really excited first. Then I realised it was NOT at all cotton! But it definitely wasn’t fault of Asos team. The tag of this jumper said 100% cotton, but I can tell it was a big lie. I have a couple of cotton sweaters from Mango and they all feel so much different. Plus, when I tried this burgundy sweater on, my hair started acting crazy -it became really frizzy!!!

Another disappointment about this sweater – it was sweaty… Sorry for this kinda details, I know how gross it may sound. It was obvious, someone purchased it, wore it a couple of times, then put the tag back on and returned it to Asos (what kinda person would do that?!?!). That’s why they had only one sweater in stock. My first thought was to send it back. But then I thought, the jumper was really nice for the price, no matter the fabric. So I washed it. Properly. Several times in a row))

After all I am happy I kept it, but this is definitely the last time I am buying something from Oh My Love brand. It’s not nice to lie about the fabric!

And finally the last piece I got from Asos:

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May I just say that Asos jewelery is soooooooo unbearably cute πŸ™‚

This lovely little skull stretchy bracelet was originally only $14. And I love the packaging too.

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This is how I style it. I am so obsessed with gold, that’s probably because I am Muslim and Muslim girls love everything gold and sparkly))))haha

I love this oversized watch from Paul’s Boutique and I wear it most of the time. I lam obsessed with the combo of this watch with this spikey and skull bracelets, both from Asos.

The sweater I am wearing on this photo is from Topshop, the acid wash jeans are from Lee.

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This is the photo I posted on Instagram the day I got my parcel. Overall, I am satisfied with the items I got. If you are wondering about the price, the order was around $100, but because they had 20% off discount code that day, I only payed $80 for this package, which I think is a very good deal.

What do you guys think about online shopping? What are your favourite online stores?

Hugs

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Hey guys,

Just wanted to share with you the ‘outfits’ I got for my Iphone:) hehe

Honestly,cases these days not only preserve your favourite device from scratching, but also make you happy. I love them so much, but I try not to buy too many. After all, how many do you need?

I love this Iphone case from Victoria’s Secret. It’s a beautiful pink color, has gorgeous crystal embellishment and looks very subtle. So if you are a fan of Victoria’s Secret and VS Angels, you are probably in love with it as much as I am. Great quality too.

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Another cutie from Victoria’s Secret, this one is from their PINK line. I love this pastel blue color, as well as the print. I must say VS cases not only look great, but also feel great. I mean the quality is very good, even if compared with some more expensive ones.

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This Marc by Marc Jacobs case I’ve been raving about for a while. It’s quite pricey (i got it for $50 in Bangkok’s Siam Discovery). I loved the packaging and design from the moment I saw it. I must say, I have a couple of M by MJ accessories, they are all lovely. Unfortunately, this case turned out to be horrible quality. It hasn’t even last me for a month! 😦

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Yep, itΒ  got broken 😦 The reason for that – poor quality. The case is super thin and VERY fragile! I think cases are supposed to prevent my iphone from breaking, so since then I try to get the ones that feel more chunky.

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The neon pink Essential tpe Iro case I own is very simple. I think the color is statement enough, it’s much prettier in person, than on photo. These cases are amazing quality (i got mine a year ago, and used it alot), the design is not too exciting, though, if you are looking for prints and embellishment.

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My most favourite case, the one that I used for more than a year is this neon green case from SwitchEasy:

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It’s perfect!!! πŸ™‚ Love love love the color, design and oh the quality is top-notch.

What are your favourite Iphone cases? What brands/websites do you prefer?

Love you guys πŸ™‚

Hi everyone,

These last couple of days have been pretty crazy, and on top of that I feel really sick 😦

So yeah, in between sipping my disgusting lemony/honey drink (ewww) I’ve decided to tell you guys about my fun experience with an amazing online makeup store feelunique.com.Β It offers a big range of makeup, both drugstore and high-end. But the best part is that it has free international shipping with no minimum spend.Β  With my first order I didn’t want to go too crazy, so I purchased items I really needed (well pretty much:)

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I was running out of my favourite Rimmel Stay Matte foundation, so I repurchased that, and I also got this oil control primer for oily skin. The foundation I am really satisfied with, and it’s very affordable too. It’s not very buildable though, and the shades are a little bit too light, I think. But it definitely keeps me matte! Speaking about the primer, I haven’t tried it yet, but I promise I’ll do a review of this stuff, as soon as I get better and use it at least 5 times.

Overall, I am very happy with feelunique, the shipping was fast, the items came very well-packed. And yeah, I am definitely going to do my makeup shopping there again.

And for those who are wondering, I am constantly adding new stuff to the giveaway.

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Right now it includes my favourite blush, 2 lipsticks (Rimmel’s Kate in 03 and Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous in 112), mascara, eye shadow and a gorgeous bronzer. The rules are simple – you have to follow, comment and like my blog and follow my Instagram page.

Hugs&kissed

I haven’t been posting for a while, but I’ve been really busy lately. Something important and exciting is happening for me in February:) Sorry I can’t tell yet, but I promise it’ll give me a chance to do more interesting posts and giveaways, which is always a good thing, right?)

Ok, look what I bought

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This blush is a perfection! Honestly, the colors are gorgeous, the texture is so nice and makes my skin so soft. And it doesn’t break me out, although many blushes did, so I think this Vivienne Sabo blush is also suitable for sensitive skin. As you might have already guessed, I got this for my giveaway. So make sure you enter! (you need to follow me on instagram, follow, comment and like my blog)

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These are the products I got for the giveaway right now, but I am going to add new items!

My last week has been pretty stressfull with sending documents and stuff, so I needed to buy some nailpolish. You guys know, how much I am obsessed with black nail polish (for 10 years already), so I needed to get a new one. Unfortunately, they didn’t have my favourite Rimmel’s ‘black out’, so I got this stuff:

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I think black nail polish is very versatile and sexy. I love it. But this dark red color is one of my favourites now too. It’s the perfect red for me – not too bright.

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I also got a softening foot cream by Beauty Formulas and a nail polish remover from German drugstore brand Isana. Very satisfied with the quality and the price of these.

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The last product, I’d like to tell you about, is my lipgloss from Vivienne Sabo. I’ve been having it for 2 weeks now, I guess. I was really excited when I saw that VS had a new lipgloss line, so I grabbed this instantly. I am also buying one of these lipglosses for this giveaway.

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It’s the perfect nude color with some subtle shimmer in it, it has non-sticky formula and smells really good.

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The brush is amazing too. Overall I am very satisfied with this lip product. Hope the winner of my giveaway likes it too πŸ˜‰

Hugs

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I seriously can not believe it’s winter already, which means I am doing my November Favourites post. I just hope it’s not my last post (with December 21st coming)))))

Anyways, these are the things I’ve been loving through November. And being a coffee addict, I am now only drinking hot beverages, coz it’s pretty chilli outside. I love anything that has caramel in it. In fact, if I was born food, I would probably be caramel:) Hehe, now I am being weird))))

Okay, speaking about my favourites, that are not for eating or drinking purposes (rather becoming beautiful purpose), I’ve been raving about how amazingly Naked2 palette works with my new ‘Diva’s Lashes’ mascara by Pupa. While the eyeshadows define my eyes, the mascara makes my lashes not only crazy long, but extremely fluffy too. Love!

For my highlighter (and eyeshadow) I’ve been loving Sephora’s Urban Luxe Powder, which is a great multi-functional product. It’s on sale now, so hurry up, if you’d like to get it. It’s such a good product for only $7.

Since it’s been cold and windy for a while now, I’ve been protecting my lips from being chapped. And for that I am loving Neutrogena’s Intense Repair Lip Balm and Urban Decay’s Lip Junkie lip gloss. The UD lip gloss is very sheer and the way it smells ans tastes… yummi)

And obviously, since I’ve been crazy happy with my new Sally Hansen nail polish, I couldn’t have mentioned it in this post! It’s in color 05 Bejeweled and it’s one of the prettiest nail polishes, I have ever owned. Very glittery and it just reminds me of winter holidays and candy:)

My last three favourites are my gorgeous new Paul’s Boutique bag, that has dollar, diamond and crown print on it, chunky gold watch also from UK high-street brand Paul’s boutique, and studded booties from River Island. I got the booties in the end of November, but I fell in love with them immediately – they are cute, comfy and edgy.

These are pretty much my November Favourites.

Hugs&kisses

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First of all, let me just say that this nail polish from Sally Hansen is wicked!!! I’ve been into glittery nail polishes for a while now, but this one is so unique to me.

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Speaking about my purchases, this bag is something I’ve wanted for a while. I have a decent collection of Paul’s Boutique handbags, but this Molly bag is GORGEOUS. It’s exclusive to Asos, so that’s where I got it from. It’s perfect size, made of great quality faux leather and has gold detailing, which I love. But what you notice straight off after laying your eyes on the bag is this crazy charm.

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It looks fabulous without the charm too. I don’t understand why some people say, this London-based brand is tacky. It’s quite edgy and bold, but I am sure there are people, who can pull it off.

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Okay this Master Smoky shadow-pencil from Maybelline is great! It’s cheap but the quality is amazing. I have very sensitive eyes and eyelids, but this one works perfectly for me. I think with my skin and hair color, brown eye pencils look better on me, than black ones, so I got this in color ‘Smoky Chocolate’.

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So this product can be used as a pencial and as an eyeshadow. Just draw a thick line and smudge it out to create an eyeshadow effect.

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U guys probably know, how much I adore Watson’s and their exclusive products. Vivienne Sabo is a makeup brand that u can only purchase at ur local Watson’s, as far as I know. VS is such an amazing brand, that offers stunning products for VERY afforfable prices. I love their lipsticks, blushes, eyeshadows, etc. So the last Sunday when I went to Watson’s I got two eyeliners from Vivienne Sabo in ‘Chocolat’ (I love brown, remember)) and ‘Carbon’ (every girl needs a black eyeliner). And guess what? I got a gorgeous Vivienne Sabo powder as a gift. It’s silky and smells good. It actually reminds me a lot of my Dolce&Gabbana powder, but hey it’s so much more affordable!!!! πŸ™‚

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Luckily, I was allowed to pick the color, so I got the darkest one, which is pretty light anyway. I mean the bad thing about Vivienne Sabo is that they have really light, even pinky colors in terms of their foundations, concealers and powders. I have no idea how this fact can be explained, maybe it’s becuse the brand is French and French women have mostly fair skin…

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The packaging is sleek and pretty.

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Here come my new booties from one of my favourite UK brands River Island. I got them for half the price and I am pretty happy with them. I love how soft the leather is, the studs and buckles.

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See? Told you there were cuties=)

Speaking about the sad part, i have no idea, where is my previous River Island order. It’s been almost 20 days, since I placed it. I’ve been contacting RI customer care team, but no one is replying, which is upsetting. I hope my jeans have not been lost 😦

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Do you understand why I am so sad now?)

And look who I’ve seen wearingΒ  graffity print RI jeggings:

Yeap, it’s British singer Cher Lloyd.

So yeah, I am very upset that my parcel isn’t coming. And when I’m upset I get…

Nutella is the best therapist, everyone knows that)

Let’s just hope I get my jeans soon! fingers crossed:)